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Thu
17
Jan
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Junior high Wildcats go to 8-1 on the year

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GARDEN CITY - The Grady junior high boys participated in the Garden City basketball tournament this past weekend. The Wildcats played three games winning two and losing one to finish in second place.

Grady played Sterling City in the first game of the tournament. A slow start saw Grady down 10 points early in the first quarter. Down 11 points to start the fourth quarter, Grady cut the lead to four, but it was not enough as Sterling City pulled away to win 34-22.

Scorers for Grady: Logan Aaron 2, Austin Arron 7, Chapman Sims 2, Blaise Warren 2, Kody Cates 2, and Colt Carson 7.

 

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Thu
17
Jan
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Grady downs Borden County, falls to Bearkats

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GRADY – Grady’s varsity girls’ basketball team split its District 8A games with Borden County and Garden City this past week to move its record to 1-2.

The Lady Wildcats picked up their first district victory Friday night with a 37-33 victory over Borden County.

The Lady Coyotes witted Grady’s double digit lead to a single possession late in the fourth quarter with a made three-pointer.

 

 

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Thu
14
May
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Will high school sports return to Texas in the fall? UIL working to make it happen

Will high school sports return to Texas in the fall? UIL working to make it happen

MARTIN COUNTY and TEXAS - The return to high school athletic competition in Texas is contingent on school starting, the deputy executive director of the University Interscholastic League said Thursday in a wide-ranging telephone interview.

Dr. Jamey Harrison said the COVID-19 pandemic that forced the cancellation of spring activities by the organization that governs interscholastic academic, music and athletic contests to public school students was unprecedented in its 110-year history.

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Thu
07
May
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Ashmore to coach varsity Buffs next season

STANTON - Stanton ISD didn’t have to look very far to find its next high school boys’ basketball coach.

Jordan Ashmore, who assisted his father Junior Ashmore with the Stanton girls’ program last season, has been tabbed as the Buffaloes’ new head coach.

He takes over for Joshua Tally, who resigned to take a position in Wink.

“It’s been exciting moving from Monahans to here,” Jordan Ashmore said. “After coaching on the girls’ side last year, it’s nice to get back to the boys’ side.

 

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Thu
23
Apr
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Former Stanton coach continues sullying career

Former Stanton coach continues sullying career

RICHLAND SPRINGS - The most talented recruiter and biggest opportunist in sixman football, Jerry Burkhart, continues to run roughshod over the Richland Springs athletic department and Richland Springs Independent School District.

His most recent antics cost the Coyotes football team the top player in Division II of Texas six-man football, Matthew Rigdon, who was named the Player of the Year in Class 1A Division II by the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association, and who helped lead Richland Springs to a record ninth state championship, will suit up next year for Class 2A Division II Mount Enterprise.

Rigdon’s father, Jamie Rigdon said, the main thing is was getting his family away from Richland Springs ISD.

Thu
09
Apr
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TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL COACHES ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES

TEXAS - The 2020 Hall of Honor Inductees have been unanimously approved by the THSCA Board of Directors. The inductees will be honored at the THSCA Hall of Honor Banquet in San Antonio on July 18, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center at 7:00 pm. The banquet is held in conjunction with the annual THSCA Coaching School and Convention which will take place July 19-21, in San Antonio. Tickets to the luncheon are $55 each and can be purchased by downloading the ticket form from the THSCA website (www.thsca.com) and sending in with payment.

Hall of Honor Inductees are:

 

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Thu
02
Apr
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Clay returns to West Texas to coach Lady Bearkats basketball program

Clay returns to West Texas to coach Lady Bearkats basketball program

GARDEN CITY - A familiar face is returning to West Texas, pending school board approval April 13, to be the head girls basketball coach at Garden City.

Former Grady boys basketball coach Thomas Clay has accepted an offer to be the head coach of the Lady Bearkats to take over for Jordan Merkord, who resigned after just one year in Garden City.

Clay was very successful at Grady leading the Wildcats to a 141-27 record from 2010-15 and led the program to four regional tournament appearances, a state tournament appearance in 2012 and a Class 1A state championship appearance in 2015.

Clay also coached boys basketball at Valley, Monahans, Meadow, Krum and Lorenzo and most recently was the girls head coach at Lorenzo.

 

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Thu
02
Apr
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Hopes remain high for state title games

AUSTIN – The University Interscholastic League announced on Thursday that it is extending its suspension of all UIL sanctioned activities due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Texas.

All contests, practices, rehearsals and workouts will remain suspended until further notice.

The press release said that the earliest games and contests may resume is Monday, May 4.

 

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Thu
19
Mar
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Grady runs at Sands Relays prior to UIL postponement

ACKERLY - Grady’s high school track teams competed in the Sands Relays at Sands High School on March 12.

Grady finished fifth in the junior varsity boys team standings with 57.5 points.

Klondike won the meet with 145 points followed by Ropes in second with 113 and Borden County third with 80 points.

Garden City finished fourth with a total of 64 points and Sands was sixth, Loop placed seventh and O’Donnell

Blaise Warren was the junior varsity’s top athlete with 33 points earned. Second place totaled 26 points and third place had 24 points.

 

 

 

 

 

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Thu
19
Mar
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UIL postpones all spring sports, championships

TEXAS - To support the health and safety of all Texas students and communities, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) suspended all UIL sanctioned contests, rehearsals, practices and workouts due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Texas.

Effective Mar. 16, all interscholastic activities were suspended through Mar. 29.

 

 

 

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